UndyedYarnpire’s Fiber Opera

March 20, 2009

Yarn bone connected to the tummy bone.

Filed under: discussion — UndyedYarnpire @ 12:56 pm

You know what we really need? We need a list of great food near LYSs. 

Like, everyone raves about Purlescence but I have never been because it is an hour from here and off in the “wilds” of SouthBay, which considers itself functionally disjoint from EastBay or SF.

If I am going to go that far away, it is going to be a “day trip” for me. That means there will be at least one meal and possibly two involved. I will need something more than just yarn shopping too. 

Someone on Ravelry asked for food recommendations near something non-fibery. As if there were not hundreds of websites with food recs and several of them having long threads about her destination. Knitters do not have common food interests, so it seemed an unlikely place to ask. 

But yarn stores tend to cluster in places which are either off the beaten path or impossible to park near, so getting there means being somewhere with few food options. 

Even my local yarn stores could use this, because they tend to be situated in boutique areas with very time-restricted parking. “If you park at a 2 hour meter, you will have time to eat at ____ or ____ and still have plenty of time to shop for yarn.” Or if they could list cafes that welcome knitters. “Buy your yarn from us and our [indy coffee house] promises not to hassle you while you try it out.”



  1. I finally went to Bakesale Betty’s and Article Pract – I’d never been to either before, and was thrilled to find out they’re just a few doors down from each other. Mmmm, fried chicken sandwich …

    Comment by Arlette — March 23, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

    • That is very useful. Thank you.

      Comment by UndyedYarnpire — March 23, 2009 @ 5:59 pm

    • I notice you did not say much about the yarn…. AP seems to be the social center of the local knitting world. (That probably explains why I feel like social knitting resembles gym class dodgeball way too much.)

      I have been there a few times and the parking has always been miserable. Maybe I should try again now that fewer people are shopping.

      Comment by UndyedYarnpire — March 23, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

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